Upcoming events for Citizen Advocacy in Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Citizen Advocacy invites you to Join then on a Journey to the Beloved Community

July 19 – December 16, 2012

These exhibitions and related events will provide a glimpse into
the beauty of the Beloved Community, a phrase used by Dr. Martin
Luther King to describe a place where the gifts and concerns of
all people are woven together. Journey to the Beloved Community
provides a glimpse of our capacity to engage, co-create, and bring
together through art what indifference has taken apart.

Story Quilts
by Beth Mount

July 19–Oct. 14

Jepson CenTer for The arTs
Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 19th, Varnedoe Gallery,
Jepson Center for the Arts, 6:00 p.m.
207 West York Street

Georgia native and New York City activist and artist Beth Mount uses quilts as a way
to connect people and ideas, art and activism. She creates these story quilts to build
communication among diverse groups of people as they work together to bring to
life the voice of a person or a group of people who have gone unheard.

Seeing Savannah:
Lyn Bonham’s View of
Citizen Advocacy

July 19–December 16

TrusTees Gallery, Jepson
CenTer for The arTs
Opening Reception:
Thursday, July 19th, Jepson Center,
6:00 p.m. 207 West York Street

Photographer Lyn Bonham has document-
ed several advocate/protégé matches
established through Chatham-Savan-
nah Citizen Advocacy. The portraits
in this exhibit span the years 2000–
2010 and reveal the essence of her
subjects’ relationships.

I Am The Beloved
Community: Story
Quilts of Our Savannah

August 10–December 16

Jepson CenTer for The arTs,
seCond floor Gallery
207 WesT york sTreeT

Organized by Loop it Up Savannah of
West Broad Street YMCA, this exhibi-
tion is a collection of neighborhood
story quilts made by the children
of the West Broad Street YMCA,
Boys and Girls Club of the Coastal
Empire and the seniors of the City of
Savannah Hudson Hill Golden Age
Center and documented by internation-
al students from the Savannah College
of Art and Design English as a Second
Language Department.

Waddie Welcome
and the Beloved
Community Presentation

Thursday, September 27

Jepson CenTer for The arTs,
neises audiTorium, 6:00 p.m.

Tom Kohler and Susan Earl, co-authors
of the award winning book Waddie
Welcome and the Beloved Community,
will do some old-fashioned storytelling
and Beth Mount will share her newest
story quilt based on the story. This is a
Savannah story!

The Making of We

September 28–October 24

indiGo sky Gallery
915 WaTers ave.
Opening reception:
Friday, September 28, 7:00 p.m.

Renowned sculptor and artist Jerome
Meadows invited five Savannah artists
to create original works of art in a vari-
ety of media based on individual citizen
advocacy relationships. The resulting
collection of works offers new ways for
people to find their voices and share
their stories.

Contact Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy at (912) 236-5798 or visit our website to see

upcoming events at savannahcitizenadvocacy.org.

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